“Sinners in the Hands of an
Angry God”
by Jonathan Edwards
Focus Activity, p. 100
Think about a time you tried to change
someone’s mind. Did you use a gentle
approach, scare tactics...
Literary Elements
Metaphor – a figure of speech that
compares or equates two seemingly
unlike things. In contrast to a sim...
Literary Elements
Imagery – The “word pictures” that writers
create to evoke an emotional response.
In creating effective ...
Literary Elements
Repetition – The recurrence of sounds,
words, phrases, lines, or stanzas in a
speech or piece of writing...
Literary Elements
Sensory details – Evocative words or
phrases that appeal to one or more of the
five senses—sight, sound,...
Selection Vocabulary
• Wrath – n. extreme anger; vengeful punishment
• Appease – v. to bring to a state of peace or
quiet;...
The Great Awakening
In 1740 the well-known British evangelist
George Whitefield joined with Jonathan
Edwards to spark a re...
Edwards preached a return to Calvinism
which stressed predestination, the belief
that only a select few chosen by God
woul...
ETV Streamline Video
Analyze the Title
Sinners in the
Hands of an
Angry God
Analyze the Title
Sinners in the
Hands of an
Angry God
Analyze the Title
Sinners in the
Hands of an
Angry God
Analyze the Title
Sinners in the
Hands of an
Angry God
Cultural Note
As a Calvinist, Jonathan Edwards believed
that some people were favored by God
and others were not. This bel...
Visualize the Story
As you read, visualize the faces on the
congregation as they listen to the speech.
How might they reac...
“…indeed these things are nothing; if God
should withdraw his hand, they would avail
no more to keep you from falling, tha...
“…all your righteousness, would have no
more influence to uphold you and keep
you out of hell, than a spider’s web would
h...
“The bow of God’s wrath is bent, and the
arrow made rady on the string, and justice
bends the arrow at your heart, and str...
Repetition
Edwards repeats the word nothing several
times. What effect does this have?
It emphasizes that there is nothing...
Theme of the Selection?
It’s time to turn so
you don’t burn!
Symbolism
Edward exhorts his congregation: “Let
everyone fly out of Sodom!”
How is this a symbol?
The city of Sodom is bel...
Literary Elements: Imagery
Edward’s sermon is filled with images meant
to frighten listeners into seeking God and
avoiding...
Literary Elements: Imagery
2. What sensory details does Edwards
include in the fourth paragraph? What
effect does the imag...
Literary Elements: Imagery
3. List five additional images in the sermon,
each of which appeals to a different
sense.
• Bow...
Interdisciplinary Activity: Art
Choose a passage from Edwards’s sermon
that contains vivid imagery, such as his
comparison...
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  1. 1. “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards
  2. 2. Focus Activity, p. 100 Think about a time you tried to change someone’s mind. Did you use a gentle approach, scare tactics, or something in between? In your journal, write about a time when you tried to persuade someone to accept your point of view. How did you do it? How successful were you?
  3. 3. Literary Elements Metaphor – a figure of speech that compares or equates two seemingly unlike things. In contrast to a simile, a metaphor implies the comparison instead of stating it directly; hence there is no use of connectives such as like or as.
  4. 4. Literary Elements Imagery – The “word pictures” that writers create to evoke an emotional response. In creating effective images, writers use sensory details.
  5. 5. Literary Elements Repetition – The recurrence of sounds, words, phrases, lines, or stanzas in a speech or piece of writing. Repetition increases the sense of unity in a work and can call attention to particular ideas.
  6. 6. Literary Elements Sensory details – Evocative words or phrases that appeal to one or more of the five senses—sight, sound, smell, touch, or taste.
  7. 7. Selection Vocabulary • Wrath – n. extreme anger; vengeful punishment • Appease – v. to bring to a state of peace or quiet; soothe • Abate – v. to lessen or reduce in force or intensity • Incensed – adj. made very angry • Prudence – n. exercise of good and cautious judgment • Abhor – v. to regard with disgust • Abominable – adj. disgusting; detestable
  8. 8. The Great Awakening In 1740 the well-known British evangelist George Whitefield joined with Jonathan Edwards to spark a religious revival that swept New England. The Great Awakening was a backlash against what many believed was a church that had grown far too lenient.
  9. 9. Edwards preached a return to Calvinism which stressed predestination, the belief that only a select few chosen by God would be saved. No individual could earn grace by doing good deeds, so everyone was equally powerless to control their own fate.
  10. 10. ETV Streamline Video
  11. 11. Analyze the Title Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
  12. 12. Analyze the Title Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
  13. 13. Analyze the Title Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
  14. 14. Analyze the Title Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
  15. 15. Cultural Note As a Calvinist, Jonathan Edwards believed that some people were favored by God and others were not. This belief was interpreted by some to mean that worldly success was a sign of God’s favor. Many believed that one way God rewarded people for their repentance and pious behavior was with earthly goods. What is wrong with this assumption?
  16. 16. Visualize the Story As you read, visualize the faces on the congregation as they listen to the speech. How might they react? Could their outward reactions tell how they are reacting inwardly?
  17. 17. “…indeed these things are nothing; if God should withdraw his hand, they would avail no more to keep you from falling, than the thin air to hold up a person that is suspended in it.” (p. 102)
  18. 18. “…all your righteousness, would have no more influence to uphold you and keep you out of hell, than a spider’s web would have to stop a falling rock.” (p. 102)
  19. 19. “The bow of God’s wrath is bent, and the arrow made rady on the string, and justice bends the arrow at your heart, and strains the bow, and it is nothing but the mere pleasure of God, and that of an angry God, without any promise or obligation at all, that keeps the arrow one moment from being made drunk with your blood.” (p. 103)
  20. 20. Repetition Edwards repeats the word nothing several times. What effect does this have? It emphasizes that there is nothing the natural man can do to save himself.
  21. 21. Theme of the Selection? It’s time to turn so you don’t burn!
  22. 22. Symbolism Edward exhorts his congregation: “Let everyone fly out of Sodom!” How is this a symbol? The city of Sodom is believed to have been destroyed by God because nearly everyone in the city was living sinfully. Obviously this congregation does not live in Sodom, so Edwards uses the term to stand for all conditions of sinful living.
  23. 23. Literary Elements: Imagery Edward’s sermon is filled with images meant to frighten listeners into seeking God and avoiding hell. 1. What frightening images occur in the first two paragraphs? To what senses do they appeal? Images of a fiery pit and lake of brimstone appeal to sight and touch.
  24. 24. Literary Elements: Imagery 2. What sensory details does Edwards include in the fourth paragraph? What effect does the imagery have on the reader? The weight of sin will make the sinner fall. The images frighten and intimidate.
  25. 25. Literary Elements: Imagery 3. List five additional images in the sermon, each of which appeals to a different sense. • Bow and arrow of God’s wrath • Souls born again • The sinner held over hell like a spider • A sinner who is like a venomous serpent • Hell as a great furnace
  26. 26. Interdisciplinary Activity: Art Choose a passage from Edwards’s sermon that contains vivid imagery, such as his comparison of sinners to “the most hateful and venomous serpent.” Sketch the passage, or use a computer graphics program to illustrate the scene.
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